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The Beatification of Pope John Paul II On May 1

Latest Update: The Vatican has launched the Facebook page promoting his beatification of Pope John Paul II. The pontiff, who died in 2005, will move a step closer to sainthood with his May 1 beatification by Pope Benedict XVI — or recognition of John Paul II’s entrance into heaven and his ability to intercede for those who pray in his name.

The Facebook page. Pope John Paul II (the Vatican page) is available here. Please “like” it and start to “share“.

Update: The Vatican will unveil the latest installment in its social media transformation next week – a Facebook page dedicated to the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II. The site, which will link to video highlights of John Paul’s 27-year papacy, is designed to promote the May 1 beatification.

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Posted by on 04/28/2011 in Global News


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Elizabeth Taylor Naked Photo

Have you seen the only known picture of Liz Taylor posing nude? If not, you can see it at the end of this article.

Elizabeth died in March, aged 79. A few days after her death, her the nude photo emerged which was said to be of her at 24.

The photo was said to have been an engagement gift from Miss Taylor in 1956 to her third husband Michael Todd, and taken by her friend the actor and photographer Roddy McDowall.

When Mr Todd died in a plane crash 13 months after their wedding, a devastated Miss Taylor was said to have given the photograph to her make-up artist Penny Taylor, before it was bought by private collector Jim Shaudis in 1980.

See the photo and tell me your thoughts? Is it real or not?

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Posted by on 04/11/2011 in Global News


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Meet the Vampire Woman

While a lot of women are getting addicted to cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks, this lady does exactly the opposite.

Maria Jose Cristerna, a 35-year-old tattoo artist and trained lawyer takes the trend for body art to a whole new level by re-inventing herself as a “vampire.”

Cristerna recently showed off a new set of titanium “horn” implants — along with dental “fangs” and multiple facial piercings — at a Monterrey tattoo exhibition, but insists she lives a normal life. “The horns I have are a symbol of strength and were implanted without anaesthetic,” the Catholic-raised mother-of-four tells the Sun proudly. “I had the fangs done because I loved vampires as a little girl and I changed the colour of my eyes so they were how I really wanted them to be.’

She added that she wants to have more titanium horns implanted in the back of her head. “Tattooing is my way of being immortal, of really being a vampire and not dying — leaving my work on other people’s skin.”




Posted by on 04/07/2011 in Global News


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New Facebook Scam Spreading

This morning, Facebook users woke up to a new Facebook scam that spams your Facebook friends via Chat. The scam begins with a chat message which looks like this:

and includes a link that brings the user to an application installation window.

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Posted by on 04/04/2011 in Global News


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Negative News About Filipinos This Week

Today is Wednesday, just midweek but negative news regarding Filipinos here and abroad are one after another.

Yesterday, we heard about three Filipinos who were executed through lethal injection in China. The 3 Filipinos are Ramon Credo, 42; Elizabeth Batain, 38; and Sally Villanueva, 32. Separately arrested in 2008, the three were convicted for each smuggling between 4,000 and 6,800 grams of heroin either in Xiamen and Shenzen. The families of the three convicted individuals insisted their loved ones were mere victims of drug syndicates recruiting Filipinos to travel to China without their knowledge that they are carrying illegal drugs in their baggage.

Also yesterday, we heard about seventeen-year-old Rachel Anne Hachero, an honor student at the exclusive Canterbury School in Fort Myers Florida, who had been accepted into several Ivy League schools on scholarship. But Hachero’s future is now uncertain after being accused of pistol-whipping her mother and forcing her to co-sign a car loan at gunpoint. The teenager is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, unlawful possession of a firearm by a person younger than 18, and battery.

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Posted by on 03/30/2011 in Global News


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OMG, LOL Added to the Dictionary

It’s official: OMG and LOL are no longer just time-saving shorthands. They’re real English.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the stalwart bastion on proper language, has embraced the tech world and added several abbreviations to its new online edition.

Those include OMG (Oh my god), LOL (laughing out loud), TMI (too much information), FYI (for your information) and BFF (best friends forever).

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Posted by on 03/25/2011 in Global News


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Cyclops Baby Born in India

A baby boy with one eye in the center of his forehead and no nose was born in India last week but survived only one day. The child must have possibly suffered from cyclopia, a deformity which causes the eyes and nose not to form properly.

In 2006, India saw another cyclopic baby born in the city of Chennai. The baby girl survived and was taken home by her parents. No recent reports offer any further information about her survival.

A year earlier, a one-eyed baby girl was born prematurely in Russia but died almost immediately after being delivered. Reports claimed her head, shoulders and back were covered with thick hair and a “small trunk” was growing above her eye.

In 2005, a kitten born with one eye in Oregon made national headlines. Called Cy, the kitty survived just one day. Its body kept in a glass jar filled with alcohol was eventually sold to the Lost World Museum in Phoenix, N.Y.

Cases like these have been documented for hundreds of years. The mythological Cyclops dates back to ancient Greece and may have been inspired by a cyclopic infant.

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Posted by on 03/23/2011 in Global News


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Supermoon Photos Taken Around The World

Did you see it? Saturday night’s “supermoon” appeared as planned, as the moon made its closest encounter to Earth since 1993.

From small communities to larger cities, the event was captured by many. But for us here in Burbank, we were not among the lucky ones. I have checked the skies multiple times but sadly, it was too overcast.

And tonight, March 20, 2011, the moon will once again appear fairly large but I’m sure that we won’t be able to view it again because it’s raining cats and dogs here in Burbank. What a real bummer!

Is this how we welcome the first day of Spring?

Since we were and most likely not be able to view it, I had to contend myself in looking at pictures taken around the world. And man, I was more jealous of the lucky ones. The pics are really spectacular so I compiled them to share with you…

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Posted by on 03/21/2011 in Global News


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Before/After Photos of Saito Village

It’s hard to believe there was ever a village here at all.

The tsunami that devastated Japan’s coast rolled in through a tree-lined ocean cove and obliterated nearly everything in its path in this village of about 250 people and 70 or so houses.

Now, three days later, Saito is a moonscape of death and debris, a hellish glimpse into the phenomenal destruction caused by the killer wave that followed Japan’s most powerful earthquake on record and one of the five strongest on Earth in the past 110 years.

Released Google Satellite photos show the extent of damage after a magnitude-8.9 earthquake and ferocious tsunami slammed into Japan’s eastern shore Friday.

See the before/after satellite images to see extent of devastation…

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Posted by on 03/16/2011 in Global News


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Spring Forward – Daylight Savings Time

Daylight saving time 2011 begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. While may enjoy the extra hour of daylight in the evening, the time change has a bigger purpose. The brainchild of Ben Franklin, daylight saving time was originally created over one hundred years ago to increase hours of sunlight for more time to work and play outdoors. Today daylight saving time is used to conserve energy, but does it really work?

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Posted by on 03/12/2011 in Blogs, Global News, U. S. News


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